Announcing date and location

This year Irish Fest moves to Saturday, October 13!

Plans are underway to partner with Crescent Fort Rouge United Church, located at 525 Wardlaw Ave. at Nassau St.

Irish Fest 2018 planning underway


We are beginning to plan for this year’s Irish Fest! A new venue and new format are being contemplated. If you have thoughts on what has worked well in the past, or what could be improved, please let us know via the comments button.

See photos from Irish Fest 2017

Starts tonight!

Irish Fest kicks off 7:30 tonight at Shannons Irish Pub. Come down early for a bite to eat.

Shannon’s meal and drink offer

Shannon’s is offering a special for Friday night’s Irish Fest opening!

Any Irish Draft and Irish meal – $20 taxes included 

Draft : Guinness, Harp, Kilkenny and O’Haras.
Meals to include: Steak Stout and potato pie, Irish Stew and Shepherd’s Pie and Chicken Curry.

Workshop location update!

The location for this year’s workshops has changed. Workshops will be held at the West End Cultural Centre

Rose Flanagan and band booked for Irish Fest

Exciting news! Irish Fest has booked ‘LuckPenny’ for our gala performance!

American musicians and singers Rose Flanagan (fiddle), Eamon O’Leary (guitar, bouzouki), Laura Byrne (flute) and Pauline Conneelly (banjo) come together on September 23, 2017, to make beautiful Celtic music.

Check out Rose and Laura’s CD at


Tickets Now on Sale!

Tickets are now available at McNally-Robinson Booksellers and at the West End Cultural Centre as well as online.

Irish Fest Sponsorship opportunities

You can help support Irish Fest through sponsorship opportunities in return for advertising and recognition in our workshop program and on our website. See our sponsorship form 2017 SPONSORSHIP FORM

Irish Fest needs YOU!


Irish Fest is looking for volunteers to help in various ways

  • billeting of musicians
  • drivers for airport pickup
  • taking tickets at the door of events

If you would like to help, please contact

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